More Civil War Bride Blocks
I have been working hard on the Civil War Bride Quilt. I am really loving making this quilt, I also have come across an old quilting book at our local guild with a picture of the original quilt which was a great find. The original quilt has a different block and the border is a little different also. I have been planning to make a few changes in my quilt also.
Here are pictures of my latest finished blocks
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These are appliqued with the invisible machine method, the pieces are small and there are alot of them so it takes a bit of work. When I started this quilt I knew that if I started making it by hand needle turn applique it would take me along time as I can't see that well at night and this is the only time I get to hand sew, but I am really loving the process of the machine work and find that the finished look is very much the same.
I spent alot of time studying this technique, working with threads and products,machine stitches etc and have made my own changes to get the look I want. I am now working with other machine applique methods as well.
I love the testing process and find I have learnt so much this way.
I look forward to hearing from you all as to your favourite methods etc.
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